Melbourne, Australia: Falun Gong Practitioners Hold Candlelight Vigil and Call for an End to the Persecution (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) In the evening of July 20, 2007, Falun Gong practitioners from Melbourne held a candlelight vigil at the City Plaza in memory of those who have died as a result of the persecution, condemning the Chinese Communist Party's brutality and calling for an end to the persecution. Although it was raining and very cold, many citizens were drawn by the practitioners' activities and signed their names to support the practitioners' efforts.
The candlelight vigil
Signing their names to support the Falun Gong practitioners
Display boards and photos clarifying the facts about the persecution to people
Elsie of Melbourne works in downtown. The practitioners' display caught her attention while she was on her way home. The practitioners explained what Falun Gong is and gave details of the persecution. She was shocked by the CCP's brutality and signed her name on the petition to support the practitioners.
Robert and Michael are from New South Whales. They couldn't believe that such brutal persecution still exists in the 21st century. They encouraged practitioners to continue their efforts against the persecution. Michael expressed that Communism is a big mistake and should not exist.
M. Lewis and K. Donnelly had never heard about the persecution before. They said that they would pass on what they learned to their friends and families. They said that if the whole society stands up to help, the persecution will end soon.
Mr. Smith, a spokesman for Falun Gong in Melbourne, said that ending the eight-year long persecution is the practitioners' biggest wish, and that is the reason they have been clarifying the truth around the world for the last eight years.